ibtm world has announced Dame Stella Rimington, author and the first female director general of MI5, the UK Security Service, as one of two high profile keynote speakers at its milestone 30th ibtm world event, taking place in Barcelona from 28-30 November.
Dame Stella Rimington DCB, the first female Director General of MI5 will join our 30th anniversary line-up as our first confirmed keynote speaker at ibtm world 2017. She will discuss her captivating career at the top of the UK security service and her work in counter-subversion, counter-espionage and counter-terrorism.
With a legacy of 27 years’ experience in the Security Service, Dame Stella will talk to delegates on her fascinating career and her work in counter-subversion, counter-espionage and counter-terrorism, as well as the industry’s outlook on safety and security going forward during the ibtm world Knowledge Programme.
ibtm world’s Knowledge Programme is a key draw for attendees during the three day-long event and addresses topics aimed at inspiring and educating delegates with sessions that add value to their business life and personal development. Themes for 2017 include Industry Trends; Engagement & experiences; Safety, security and risk management; Innovation, disruption and technology; Sustainability and CSR; Professional & staff development and Business development and strategy.
Kerry Prince, Portfolio Director, ibtm events, comments: “We’re thrilled to announce Dame Stella Rimington as one of two headliners for our market-leading Knowledge Programme. Given the current climate, safety and security is a topic being discussed often, and we know from our customer research that it is a subject about which there is huge appetite from our attendees to learn more. We’re delighted to be fulfilling that appetite by having someone of Dame Stella’s calibre providing what will be some truly invaluable insights and learnings that our customers can take away and apply in their own businesses.”
Dame Stella’s session will be taking place on Wednesday 29 November at 9am at ibtm world 2017, at Fira Gran Via, Barcelona.
The flagship show, at Fira Gran Via Barcelona, saw almost 15,000 delegates to the event in 2016, with over 67,000 pre-scheduled meetings arranged over the three-day days. For more information on ibtm world, please visit http://www.ibtmworld.com